Tue 6 Oct - Day 22: Terradillos de Los Templarios to El Burgo Ranero 31km
434km walked. 351km left to walk.
I decided this morning that it was time to walk alone. I've been walking with the group for a week or so, all good, but let's go introvert for a little while.
I had breakfast in the next town 45 minutes down the road called Moratinos as our albergue kitchen did not open up as scheduled at 7am. Yes, they offered bacon and eggs. Yum!
Morning rain for a few hours but forecast was for weather improvement. Rain to stop.
Walking into Sahagun, there was this old garage. Almost old American west style.
My hostel for the night was called La Laguna.
A pleasant enough place with a huge outdoor lawn, outdoor hanging space for clothes and a reasonable kitchen. With a microwave oven. So I can make myself a cup of tea. Which I did for an afternoon cuppa.
After chilling, and a bit peckish, I wandered around the town of El Burgo Ranero, found the El Peregrino hostel where the adjacent restaurant was serving "menú del peregrino" even at 4.30pm.
What the heck? I have had no lunch but munching on chocolate cookies. Let's have something decent to eat. And I did.
Primero (entree) was vegetable soup and it had veggies in it. I mean it really had veggies in it!! Very tasty too. Even the carrots were OK.
Postre (dessert) was a very nice chocolate and vanilla ice cream in a tub.
May I say that this was the best "menú del peregrino" I had on the camino so far. It was top food. And healthy too. Loved it.
Well, the vino Tinto made me and I went back to my albergue La Laguna for a nice cup of tea :-)
Press stop: I just booked myself a single room in Leon for Thursday and Friday nights. A room for myself... That was a long time ago...